Scrapped: Gombey drummers brave the elements in Boston's Copley Square for the Bermuda Fair, scrubbed as a result of bad weather. *Photo by Glenn Jones
Scrapped: Gombey drummers brave the elements in Boston's Copley Square for the Bermuda Fair, scrubbed as a result of bad weather. *Photo by Glenn Jones

A Bermuda fair scheduled for Boston's Copley Square on Monday was washed out as dramatically as Cup Match 2010.

Persistent rainfall and blustery wind gusts made it impossible for Bermuda tourism officials to transform Boston's busy Back Bay square into a village of all things pink.

They moved everything inside to the St. James Room of the Fairmont Copley Plaza, but that hardly helped because it all but eliminated foot traffic. Attendance for the indoor fair was low.

Officials eventually decided to just scrub the whole thing. The gombeys took off their costumes, the putting green was rolled up and the ginger beer was packed away.

One silver lining: the dozen or so who signed up to win a Bermuda vacation have a tremendously good shot of winning the prize.  They were set to award more than one. Also those who left their offices to brave the temperatures were rewarded with a bowl of traditional Bermuda fish chowder when they arrived at the fair.

Despite the fair being dampened by the weather, the game went ahead with Boston winning.